Getting Health Insurance

Why should you get health insurance? How will it help you save money? This section explains the benefits of getting covered and walks you through how to get started. Learn about the different types of plans as well as the different ways you might get insurance.

Topic Area: Getting health insurance coverage

Where can I find information about additional Medicare insurance?

Medicare supplemental insurance

Insurance companies sell individual Medicare supplement insurance policies that help pay some of the costs that you would otherwise have to pay yourself under original Medicare, such as co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles. This kind of policy is also known as a Medigap policy because it fills in the gaps in traditional Medicare coverage. You will want to check the supplement plan benefits to understand what is covered, as each plan can be different but typically only pay for services that are covered by Medicare but just help with the cost sharing portion.

Medicare supplemental insurance is different from a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans provide Medicare benefits using a managed care approach, while a Medigap policy only supplements your original Medicare benefits.

To learn more about Medicare Supplemental insurance (Medigap), visit the Medicare website or find rate information on the New Hampshire Insurance Department website

Medicare Advantage plans

If you are interested in learning more about Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that are available in New Hampshire, including MA plans that include prescription coverage, Learn more.

Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D insurance covers your prescription medications. This coverage is typically either included in a Medicare Advantage plan or provided as a separate policy. Your monthly premium will vary depending on the benefits of the plan you choose. Learn more.



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